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HCI alumna, Jennifer Palilonis, far left, with BSU EMDD students at Indiana Statehouse

HCI research and practice opens doors, practically and creatively, for alumna

Jennifer Palilonis (above left) was a self-described non-traditional Ph.D. student in the Human-Computer Interaction program at the IU School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) at IUPUI in 2010. Now the director of the Center for Emerging Media Design & Development at Ball State University, she says, “I always tell people, I didn’t get a Ph.D. because I needed the degree, I got the Ph.D. because I was really interested in learning the subject matter….”

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